Friday, 8 August 2008

Aug 4


Just studying the ice maps (haven't looked at weather- does it matter?).
I'm wishing you were about 500 miles ahead of where you are. Good move exiting Tuk. It is opening up surprisingly fast. Too fast. Todays ice report shows progress I would expect next week. Perhaps they were slow in posting the info. The north side of King William Island is breaking up very fast, but still a solid chock hold. Peel open to Perry (Name?) Strait and western Perry open to greenland. West of Summerset Island showing sudden extreem progress. The western chock hold on the Queen is letting loose. 

At this melt progress, use all the speed you can muster. I think it will be prime in a week.